2018: School’s out Party’s over.

Art Lessons, Art Parties, Working Artist
Hi again. I know, I know, 2 posts in one week? Madness! On New Years Day I like to look back over the past year and think about what has worked, what has not, where things seem to be going and what new things I would like to explore in the coming year. Sometimes sacrifices must be made to allow other things to grow. So, in order to put more energy into the studio, including some interesting projects that showed great potential for growth in the last year, for 2018 I am discontinuing offering Art Parties,  Art Lessons and Artist's on a Mission programs. I guess I'll have to get new business cards made soon then.
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Process: Paintings are grown, not executed.

Art Lessons, Commissions
I was posting some progress images of a wedding portrait I am currently working on to my Facebook page, One Life Fine Art (if you are on Facebook, make sure to like and follow me there), and it occurred to me suddenly that the person for whom I am making the painting could actually be terrified by what they were seeing! The first phase was the line drawing, the second, a grisaille in chromium oxide green, and the third was the layer where I work out my major colour story (in this case a series of full strength washes of pthalo green, green gold and Quinacridone red/violet mix). On top of that I will start to refine the forms and paint in details, balancing lights, darks and colour as I go…
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Happy Holidays from the Studio:

Art Lessons
[caption id="attachment_70" align="alignnone" width="300"] Christmas Ornaments, a lesson project painting by Debbie.lee Miszaniec[/caption] So it is almost Christmas, and I have been furiously working in the studio finishing paintings for a deadline. I can't share any of these with you yet, although I already have 6 in the series complete, as I won't have the time to photograph them until the new year. You will just have to enjoy the suspense! In the mean time, I thought I would share a few of my teaching plans for the upcoming year with you. Nothing firm yet, I can't take the time away from the studio to make arrangements or set dates, but I can certainly let you know what to watch out for! So, for 2016 I will be setting up a few independent…
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Learn to Art Introduction

Art Lessons, Introduction
Introducing to a new post category: the Art Lessons category covers further information for art students. It will include tutorials, art history, explain materials and techniques, and announce new and upcoming classes and critiques for registration. As well current students will find information to keep them in the loop on projects, requirements and the status of their upcoming classes.
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